Singapore – Yet another PMD driver who has broken the law has further shown why personal mobility devices (PMDs) pose a significant danger to public safety.
On May 24, ROADS.sg uploaded a video of a man riding an e-scooter along Woodlands Ring Road.
The video, that was recorded from a car’s rearview camera, showed that the PMD driver had been illegally riding on the road, and that, too, without a helmet.
Around a road corner, the car driver had slowed down to a stop at a pedestrian crossing. The PMD driver, who had been looking sideways instead of towards his front, was caught off-guard. So, he had no time to brake and ended up crashing his e-scooter into the car.
As if the PMD driver’s blatant violation of traffic safety laws and the damage he caused to the car weren’t enough, he then had the audacity to raise his voice to the car driver and blame him for “braking suddenly.”
“He was NOT even supposed to be on the road,” noted the car driver Chris, who then submitted the video to Roads.SG .
“The car was slightly damaged and I took his mobile number to settle later. Now he claims that he does not have money to pay for the repairs and blocked my calls. Looks like this amount will be defaulted. Thus, I made a police report,” Chris added.
According to the Active Mobility Act, e-scooters are prohibited on roads and pedestrian-only paths. First-time violators will be penalised with a fine amounting to S$300 for riding on local roads and S$500 for major roads.
Watch the video here:
"While approaching a pedestrain crossing, I stopped and this e-scooter crashes into the back of my car. Came out and this rider was rude and raised his voice that I braked suddenly. He was NOT even suppose to be on the road.The car was slightly damaged and I took his mobile number to settle later. Now he claims that he does not have money to pay for the repairs and blocked my calls. Looks like this amount will be defaulted. Thus I made a police report."- ChrisThis happened along Woodlands Ring Road. Video submission by Chris
Posted by ROADS.sg on Thursday, 23 May 2019
A member of the public Cory Tan pointed out the many reasons why “inexperienced road users” should not be allowed on roads.
Meanwhile, another netizen shared that the concern over PMD drivers speeding in Woodlands had already been raised to the MP of the area.